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Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS goes quicker than a 918 thanks to new kit

Manthey Racing has just released a new handling kit for the 718 Cayman GT4 RS. The Nürburgring-based Porsche subsidiary then went to the track to see what it could do.

The 718 Cayman GT4 RS was helmed by Porsche factory driver Jörg Bergmeister. The car clocked the Nordschleife in 7:03.21 seconds. In terms of numbers, this is six seconds quicker than the regular GT4 RS. The kit includes no upgrades to the powertrain.

Furthermore, the 918 Spyder had clocked 6:57 minutes for the 12.8 mile track. The current measuring system accounts for 12.92 miles. In comparison, the 718 Cayman GT4 RS with the Manthey Racing kit clocked 6:58 minutes.

Manthey Racing Kit Details

The kit bundles a new coilover suspension system, manually adjustable dampers and a few upgrades to the braking hardware. While the springs are now 20 percent stiffer up front, the dampers can be adjusted for both compression and rebound. The brakes now get stainless steel lines and new pads. This has been claimed to improve the braking feel and reduce the stopping distance.

In terms of aero, there is now a new front underbody. It consists of diffusers and dive planes. The kit also adds a larger rear wing, bigger rear wheel aero discs. All these have led to a higher downforce of 372 pounds at 124 mph compared to the stock 196 pounds. Finally, a carbon fiber hatch finishes off the MR kit.

Pricing details of the kit

While the price hasn’t been revealed officially, expect it in the ballpark of US$ 57,000.

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